RJD supremo Lalu Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, who got married in a lavish ceremony to Aishwarya Rai, the daughter of former minister Chandrika Rai, has reportedly filed for divorce. As per reports, Yadav filed for divorce at a Patna court yesterday.
Tej Pratap’s advocate has stated that the couple had incompatibility issues.
They couldn’t get along. Application under Hindu Marriage Act was filed through me on behalf of Tej Pratap Yadav. I can’t say anything else at this moment: Yashwant Kumar Sharma,Tej Pratap Yadav’s advocate on him filing for divorce from Aishwarya Rai. They got married in May 2018 pic.twitter.com/GArfAMrKsx
— ANI (@ANI) November 2, 2018
Tej Pratap had married Aishwarya in May 2018. As per reports, Tej Pratap is seeking divorce under the sections 13 (1) (1A) that deals with cruelty by the spouse. His petition is reportedly scheduled for a hearing in Patna civil court on November 29. Reports claim that the divorce proceedings might not be smooth as the Hindu Marriage Act does not usually grant a divorce within a year of marriage.
As soon as news of the divorce petition circulated there are many reports emerging hinting at the possible causes of the rift between the newly married couple. As Lalu Yadav was convicted in the fodder scam earlier this year, the marriage between two powerful political families of Bihar had attracted attention because there were hints that Aishwarya might join politics too.
Reports of conflicts and trouble within the Yadav family have been around since long. Earlier, there were reports of a possible rivalry between Tej Pratap and his younger brother Tejaswi, who was the deputy CM of Bihar in the RJD-JDU alliance government. Tej Pratap is also an MLA and was the health minister when RJD held power.
It is notable here that Tej Pratap has always managed to be in the news for his behaviour and activities. On occasions, he had dressed up as Krishna or Lord Shiva. He had also accused Bihar CM Nitish Kumar of unleashing ‘ghosts’ to haunt the Yadav family.